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Gambia Facts

Gambia's Information

Flag of Gambia
Land Area 10,120 km2
Water Area 1,180 km2
Total Area 11,300km2 (#159)
Population 2,009,648 (#146)
Population Density 198.58/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $3.39 Billion
Currency Dalasi (GMD)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Gambia
    (long form) Republic of The Gambia
  • Capital City: Banjul (34,828 pop.)
  • Gambia Population: 1,883,051 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Dalasi (GMD)
    (conversion rates)

    Dalasi
    One Dalasi
  • Ethnicity: African 99% (Mandinka 42%, Fula 18%, Wolof 16%, Jola 10%, Serahuli 9%, other 4%)
  • GDP total: $3.495 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,900 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Brikama, Bakau, Banjul, Farafenni, Lamin
  • Name: From the Portuguese cambio ("trade")
  • National Day: February 18
  • Religion: Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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